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Discussion on: Best Practices for Event-Driven Microservice Architecture

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Jason Skowronski Author • Edited

Those are both great for managed pub/sub messaging. However, they don't guarantee ordering. If order matters to you, such as for time-ordered logs or metrics, then you might want to use Apache Kafka for Heroku or Amazon Kinesis instead. Also consider the delivery guarantees. SNS tries a limited number of times. For more control over expiration, or to reprocess data, then something like Kafka will be better.